Summer is coming and most of my three-year-old clergy shirts are starting to show their wear and tear, particularly in the. . .ahem. . .underarm area. They've worked fine all winter, layered under sweaters and jackets, but I can't bear to expose them to summer's light.
So, I went on a mission. I bought two, very inexpensive, short sleeve jackets at Target and Kohls. I thought I could pair them with an Almy sleeveless shell.
Why do I keep going to the same well over and over again, even though there is clearly no water there?
The shell came today and this is how it fits:
The shoulders fit great, but the rest of it is literally two rectangles sewn together--completely shapeless. When I put the jackets on, there is eight inches of material beneath them. Keep in mind, this is the smallest shell they sell, and I am 5"4' and 120 lbs. I'm on the small side, but not extremely so.
I thought briefly about having it altered, but then decided for the $36 I spent on it, and the minimum of $20 it would cost to get it altered, I could buy nearly four short sleeve shirts at Target and just adapt them, so the shell is going back in the mail tomorrow.